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Delia Colton Clark


Other Name:
Delia Colton
Gender:
Female
Born:
November 23, 1796
Died:
1842
Home Town:
Longmeadow, MA
Marriage(s):
Ebenezer Clark (May 25, 1820)
Biographical Notes:
Delia Colton Clark was born on November 23, 1796 to Gideon Colton and Lucretia Woolworth Colton of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1814. On May 25, 1820 she married Ebenezer Clark of Somers, Connecticut. Delia and Ebenezer had seven children. She died in 1842.

Education
Years at LFA:
1814

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
"Rule for the School and Family" and Names of the Young Ladies belonging to Miss Pierce's School in the Summer of 1814 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

1814 Summer Session Litchfield Female Academy Catalog (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

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